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Illustrator CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Safari

By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Apr 21, 2009

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Adobe Illustrator is the indispensable vector drawing tool used by digital artists around the world. Illustrator CS4 provides those artists with powerful drawing tools, unparalleled typographic controls, and much more. With a slew of new features and tighter-than-ever integration with the rest of Adobe Creative Suite 4's design, graphics, and publishing tools, Illustrator CS4 promises to make designers' lives a whole lot easier, especially if they have this task-based guide!

Now revised and updated, and in 4 COLOR this book uses simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, serving both as the quickest route to Illustrator CS4 mastery for new users, and a handy reference for more experienced designers. This edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide covers Illustrator CS4's newest features, including the much anticipated multi art board feature and much more.

Table of Contents

1 Create & Save Files
2 Manage Color
3 Workspaces
4 Panels
5 Bridge
6 Geometric Objects
7 Select
8 Move, Copy & Align
9 Fill & Stroke
10 Transform
11 Reshape
12 Trace
13 Live Paint
14 Live Color
15 Pen Tool
16 Layers
17 Create Type
18 Appearances & Styles
19 Style & Edit Type
20 Acquire
21 Effects & Filters
22 Brushes
23 Blends
24 Gradients
25 Combine Paths
26 Clipping Masks
27 Transparency
28 Symbols
29 Preferences
30 Print
31 Export